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Woman dies with coronavirus after double-lung transplant 'from an infected donor'

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A woman has died with coronavirus after being given infected lungs in a double transplant. The transplant patient, who has not been named had chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) so was given the two new organs at a hospital in Michigan, US, last year.

But she died two months later despite showing no signs of the virus and initially testing negative. A surgeon who handled the donor lungs was also infected with coronavirus and became ill but recovered.

The lungs were from a woman who died after suffering a brain injury in a car accident, NBC News reports. Nose and throat samples were taken from the accident victim and the recipient which tested negative for coronavirus.

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